Even before she was crowned, Finance Department whiz Lisa Shippy-Gonzalez did valuable work in our community
One essential aspect of the American experience: We don’t do royalty. There was a war and everything. You might have read about it.
Another essential aspect of the American experience: We reserve the right to change the rules.
However, retaining her common touch does not mean you are excused from bowing or curtsying, as tradition instructs.
OK, so the coronation doesn’t come with priceless crown jewels, a scepter, or even a mysterious red box delivered daily from the elected head of state. Actually, the crown itself – an oval of plastic festooned with plastic jewels – is not only a wee bit cheesy, it’s not the sort of thing you can just slap on and expect to appear regal.